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Former Sompo Canopius CEO named Chairman of run-off specialist, DARAG

29th June 2017

European specialist run-off insurer, DARAG, has announced that Stuart Davies has been appointed to succeed Claus Stenbaek as Chairman of the Group, effective immediately. Within the global insurance industry Davies most recently served as Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sompo Canopius, and was previously Managing Director of AEGIS London. He ... Read the full article

Aegon completes sale of two run-off businesses to Wilton Re

29th June 2017

Global insurance and financial services specialist Aegon has completed the sale of its two largest U.S. run-off insurance businesses to Wilton Re, the U.S. life reinsurance firm that specialises in the acquisition of in-force portfolios. In a transaction first announced back in May, Aegon has sold its payout annuity business ... Read the full article

R&Q assumes $43m in liabilities from California insurer in reinsurance contract

20th June 2017

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings (R&Q) has written a loss portfolio transfer reinsurance contract to cover a California-based insurance group's livery, trucking, and contractors’ liability programme issued from 2007 to 2015. The deal includes R&Q assuming about $43 million in undiscounted liabilities as well as the carrier's claims handling. Ken Randall, Chairman ... Read the full article

Swiss Re appoints D’Andrea to Italy CEO, as Coletta takes EMEA run-off role

15th June 2017

Global reinsurance specialist Swiss Re has appointed Daniela Read the full article

Aegon selling its two largest US run-off businesses to Wilton Re

22nd May 2017

Global insurance and financial services specialist Aegon is selling its two largest U.S. run-off insurance businesses to Wilton Re, the U.S. life re/insurer that specialises in the acquisition of in-force portfolios. Aegon is selling its payout annuity business and Bank Owned / Corporate Owned Life Insurance business (BOLI/COLI), to Wilton Re, ... Read the full article

DARAG to acquire Sweden-based captive insurer Ikano Försäkring AB

7th April 2017

Run-off specialist DARAG is set to acquire Ikano Försäkring AB, a Stockholm-based European captive insurer and member of the Ikano Group - an international group of companies operating in finance, insurance, production, real estate and retail. DARAG has chosen not to reveal details of the transaction costs - the share purchase ... Read the full article

First run-off portfolio transfer insurer established in Rhode Island

28th March 2017

The first insurance license allowing a company to undertake run-off portfolio transfer solutions has been granted in Rhode Island, a first for the state. ProTucket Insurance Company has been granted a license that sees it become the first Rhode Island domestic insurer established specifically for providing run-off portfolio transfer solutions, thanks ... Read the full article

AXA promotes Braverman to lead its Legacy business

23rd March 2017

AXA has announced the promotion of Josh Braverman, Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Treasurer to head its Legacy Book Business, and the promotion of Steven M. Joenk to CIO. Braverman joined AXA in 2009 to lead its Derivatives & Hedging teams, which included the development and implementation of the company's derivatives and hedging strategies. Three years after joining the ... Read the full article

R&Q acquires Bermudian captive insurer, Linco Limited

21st March 2017

Randall & Quilter American Holdings Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of specialist non-life insurance investor, service provider and underwriting manager, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings (R&Q), has announced the acquisition of Bermuda captive Linco Limited. Domiciled in Bermuda, Linco provided reinsurance protection to its shareholders for workers' compensation, general and automotive liability, and ... Read the full article

DARAG CEO Gossmann to leave run-off insurer

3rd March 2017

Specialist European run-off insurer DARAG is losing its CEO, after Arndt Gossmann stepped down from the role as of the 28th February 2017. Gossmann will remain with DARAG in an advisory capacity through a transition period. DARAG specialises in legacy and run-off transactions, helping other insurers to transfer portfolios of legacy business ... Read the full article

Enstar in £957m legacy UK employers’ liability reinsurance deal with RSA

8th February 2017

A subsidiary of Bermuda based insurance, reinsurance and run-off specialist Enstar Group has entered into a reinsurance agreement with RSA Insurance Group PLC to reinsure £957 million of its legacy UK employers’ liability business. The legacy reinsurance deal will see Enstar's subsidiary assuming £957 million (approximately $1.2 billion) of RSA's gross ... Read the full article

Run-off market to double in 2017: DARAG

3rd February 2017

Run-off specialist DARAG has predicted legacy transactions will reach ground-breaking heights in 2017 as current market trends and pressures drive the sector’s rapid growth. DARAG Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Arndt Gossmann, called 2016 an “unprecedented year for run-off, both in number of transactions and volume,” and said this year will bring ... Read the full article

Compre completes another run-off acquistion

25th January 2017

Compre, the insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist has announced another run-off acquisition for 2017, acquiring Wüstenrot & Württembergische (W&W) AG’s Ridgwell Fox & Partners (RFP) pool legacy reinsurance business. Nick Steer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Compre, said he was pleased the firm had completed its third deal "involving a German ... Read the full article

R&Q to grow U.S. insurer Accredited with reinsurance backing

19th January 2017

Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. (R&Q) is set to grow its Florida domiciled U.S. domestic insurer Accredited Surety and Casualty Company, Inc. with the help of backing from Lloyd's of London and global reinsurance players. Today, R&Q has announced the completion of an arrangement with Cinium Financial Services Corp., a ... Read the full article

Compre in second run-off acquisition of 2017 with Swiss Re

18th January 2017

Independent insurance and reinsurance legacy specialist, Compre, has announced its second acquisition of the year, providing a legacy solution to global reinsurer Swiss Re. Compre announced earlier this month that it had acquired the run-off re/insurance business of the UK branch of AG Insurance SA, and now the legacy specialist has announced its ... Read the full article

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